Economic constraints on public policy

Quiggin, John (2006). Economic constraints on public policy. In Michael Moran, Martin Rein and Robert E. Godin (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of public policy (pp. 529-542) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548453.003.0025

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Author Quiggin, John
Title of chapter Economic constraints on public policy
Title of book The Oxford handbook of public policy
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548453.003.0025
Series The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science
ISBN 0199269289
Editor Michael Moran
Martin Rein
Robert E. Godin
Chapter number 25
Start page 529
End page 542
Total pages 14
Total chapters 44
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subjects 360201 Public Policy
750605 Public services management
Abstract/Summary Economics is commonly described as "the science of allocating scarce resources." By contrast, a popular description of politics is "the art of the possible." Both of these descriptions refer to the same central feature of human existence: our wants generally exceed our capacity to satisfy them. However, economic and political approaches to the problem of scarcity are quite different. [Extract from Introduction]
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Part VI Constraints on Public Policy

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